2018 Kia Optima Review
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How Much Does the 2018 Kia Optima Cost?
The starting MSRP of the 2018 Kia Optima is $22,500. *
How Many MPG Does the 2018 Kia Optima Get?
The 2018 Kia Optima is capable of achieving 28 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. **
What’s New for the 2018 Kia Optima?
To make finding the perfect 2018 Kia Optima to fit your needs, Kia has trimmed the number of trims, packages, and variations being offered. All trim levels of the Optima now come with a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with full Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto® smartphone integration, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, and rear cross-traffic alerting. This year a new sport-themed S trim has been introduced into the mix, merging into position between the LX and EX-trims.
Under the hood of the 2018, Kia Optima sits your choice of three different engines depending on which trim level you choose. The LX, S, and EX trim come with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine rated at 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and is EPA rated at 24 miles per gallon city and 34 miles per gallon out on the open road.
Optional for the LX trim is a turbocharged 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder engine rated at 178 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque. This engine is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and earns an EPA fuel-economy rating of 28/37 mpg*. At the upper end of the scale is the 245-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline four found in the SX and SXL trim levels. This engine is rated at 260 pound-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. This combination is rated at 22/31 mpg by the EPA*.
Starting with the base LX model, the 2018 Kia Optima is fully loaded with everything you could ever want. In the center stack is a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system that offers full Android Auto® and Apple CarPlay® smartphone integration giving you access to your favorite apps, music, and streaming audio. Wireless connectivity, a six-speaker audio system, satellite and HD radio, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring, rear parking sensors, and rear cross-traffic alerts are also included.
The 2018 Kia Optima comes with cruise control, a driver information display, height adjustable front seats, two-way lumbar support in the driver’s seat, and a tilt-telescopic steering wheel. Among the many upgrades are noise-reducing front window glass, and a ten-way power adjustable driver’s seat with two-way power lumbar support.
At the upper end of the scale is the 2018 Kia Optima EX loaded with all the latest toys. These include rear air vents, a hands-free unlocking trunk, keyless entry, and ignition, LED daytime running lights, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, and leather upholstery. The Premium package adds a host of safety equipment and an 8-inch touchscreen, and a 10-speaker audio system.
2018 Kia Optima for Sale in Gainesville, GA
If you are ready to learn more about the 2018 Kia Optima and all this amazing SUV has to offer, we invite you to come into Carriage Kia of Woodstock and browse our extensive inventory. We carry a full selection of all trim levels equipped to provide you with the latest technology. Our sales team can answer any questions you have and then let you take one out for a test drive before driving one home for yourself. Come in and see us today!
* MSRP: Starting price is manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) for lowest model trim. See ‘Trims’ section for MSRP of model shown. MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options and dealer charges. Actual prices set by dealer and may vary.
** MPG: Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and your vehicle’s condition.